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Re: infected?
      08/24/00 12:29 AM

thank you. I have read the past posts and have been reading this board for the last 6 months although I have not responded to many. I have read a great deal about all kinds of things and I guess that is what is scaring me. I have seen symptoms for a number of different infectious diseases and feel as though I might have gotten a couple at the same time. Ihave seen evidence of herpes and possibly secondary syphilis although tests done have all come back negative.

I have read though, that when people are coinfected with syphilis and hiv, the serological testing often comes back negative even when they are infected. This is scaring the hell out of me. I lost over a month from work due to illness and have had many other symptoms. Am I one of the rare cases? I really hate this because it was one low risk thing and I might have gotten slammed with a bunch of ----!

Anyhow, I have been doing pretty well with my negative test results, however, I cant shake some of the symptoms and I am only 6 months out.

Would anyone recommend the pcr dna testing? I haven't done this because I am already 6 months out and don't want to waste even more money on that test (I can't believe how much I have spent to this date!) What are the chances of the pcr dna test coming back undectectable at this point if I am infected? Should I just stick with the elisa testing and do it again a few months from now?

Thanks for your patience and help!

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* infected? Anonymous 08/22/00 10:30 PM
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. * Re: infected? Anonymous   08/24/00 12:29 AM
. * Re: infected? Anonymous   08/24/00 02:07 AM
. * Re: infected? Anonymous   08/22/00 10:55 PM
. * Re: infected? GaryNPA   08/23/00 12:25 PM
. * Re: infected? Anonymous   08/23/00 09:38 PM

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